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Irish Author Roddy Doyle.

Irish author Roddy Doyle, winner of the 1993 Booker Prize for his novel "Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha" (Viking). Doyle taught school in Dublin for fourteen years; during that time he wrote and self-published his first novel, "The Commitments" about a band of musicians who bring soul music to Dublin. (It was made into a popular film here). Doyle's other novels include "The Snapper" (soon to be a film) and "The Van", all fictions which take place in a rough and tumble neighborhood of Dublin, and whose slang-filled dialogue has been hailed for its authenticity.

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Other segments from the episode on December 8, 1993

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, December 8, 1993: Interview with Roddy Doyle; Interview with Avram Goldstein; Review of Sebastien Japrisot's novel "A Very Long Engagement."

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